Public Relations Manager

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center seeks a creative, high energy, collaborative Public Relations Manager to design and execute all public relations outreach for this premier international chamber music organization, which is embarking on its 50th anniversary season. The candidate should be an excellent strategic thinker, with proven success achieving consistent high visibility for a classical arts or other not-for-profit institution, in both main stream and classical arts media across all platforms. This position works collaboratively with the Director of Marketing and the Director of Digital Content and reports to the Executive Director.


The Public Relations Manager designs and executes all phases of public relations strategy aimed at securing coverage for all concerts, national and international tours, recordings, and additional projects, in every form of available media. He/she serves as the primary liaison to the press, working closely with the Executive Director on the proper positioning of the institution, and with the Marketing Department to maximize and coordinate promotional strategies.


The successful candidate is a creative and strategic thinker, has knowledge and love of classical music, a broad network of contacts nationally and internationally in traditional and online media, extensive familiarity with social media, blogs and other online outlets, excellent taste, sensitivity, great interpersonal and organizational skills, flourishes in a fast-paced environment, and is an accomplished writer and a collegial team player. He/she will have a minimum of 3-5 years communications experience in the classical music or other areas of the not-for-profit world.

Please send a cover letter and resume to NO CALLS PLEASE.

Temporary Editorial Manager

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is looking for a Temporary Editorial Manager. This is a full-time temporary position that runs from July 1, 2019, to December 20, 2019, while the Editorial Manager is on family leave. The Temporary Editorial Manager will work alongside the Editorial Manager in July and August to prepare CMS’s fall written materials and then execute the fall season while the Editorial Manager is on leave.

The Temporary Editorial Manager will oversee all CMS fall 2019 concert programs, including requesting and editing materials, working with designers, and coordinating with staff proofreaders and contributors, while keeping all programs on schedule; edit artist biographies; respond to requests from tour presenters for programs, artist bios, headshots, etc.: enter repertoire for CMS’s 2020-21 season and assist in proofing CMS’s 2020-21 season brochure; proofread marketing and development materials with a focus on repertoire and artists.

Candidates should have experience in the following three areas.

Editing: Attention to detail when proofreading written materials (finalists will be given a proofreading test); strong knowledge of English spelling and grammar plus familiarity with standard music terminology in other languages; familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style; ability to follow, interpret, and enforce in-house style guide.

Knowledge of Classical Music: General knowledge of chamber music history and repertoire; ability to read music; familiarity with the New Grove Online Dictionary of Music. Familiarity with ArtsVision Artistic Management software is a plus.

Time Management: Ability to keep in-house and freelance contributors on schedule; adept at juggling multiple long and short term projects simultaneously; ability to repeatedly deliver high-quality, error-free concert programs on time and on budget; additional tasks as assigned.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Candidates may also submit short, relevant writing or editing samples. NO CALLS PLEASE.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) is looking for volunteers to help with events during the 2019-2020 season.

Volunteers are needed in the following capacities:
• To staff the merchandise booth at Alice Tully Hall (before, during, and after concerts)
• To pass out programs at our Rose Studio concerts, lectures, and master classes

Volunteers must be comfortable operating an iPad register system, handling money, and interacting with the public. Volunteers serve as ambassadors of CMS; they must be responsible and represent the organization in a friendly, professional manner.

Scheduling is flexible and volunteers receive complimentary tickets to the events they assist with. For more information, please contact No phone calls, please.